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Harvard man accused of fondling underage girl

HARVARD – A Harvard man is accused of fondling an underage female.According to reports provided by Harvard police, 36-year-old Victor M. Fue ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00 am

Demand steady at McHenry County food pantries despite rebounding economy

JOHNSBURG – The third Tuesday of each month at FISH of McHenry Food Pantry resembles career day.For two hours, people filter in wearing unif ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:07 am

Fire destroys tractor outside Harvard

HARVARD – A tractor was destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said. The Harvard Fire Protection District responded shortl ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:26 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Woodstock teen found drunk with loaded handgun, police say

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock teen was charged after being found with a handgun during a police response Sunday, Woodstock police said.Officers re ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm

McHenry County township consolidation: Lots of talk, little consensus on task force

WOODSTOCK – A task force convened to examine halving the number of McHenry County townships through consolidation could agree only on mergin ...
Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am

Marengo best town to raise a family in locally in niche.com Illinois ranking

MARENGO – As a third-generation Marengo resident, Mayor Don Lockhart wasn’t surprised to learn Marengo had been named one of the best towns ...
Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard man arrested in 6th DUI charge after Marengo incident

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man with a history of DUI convictions was arrested this week on an outstanding warrant for an alleged sixth offense.To ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:43 am

Harvard crash sends 1 to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – One juvenile was sent to the hospital Thursday after a crash at Diggins Street and Garfield Road in Harvard, said Don Davidson, Ha ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 9:58 am

Woman escapes as engine fire destroys car in Harvard

HARVARD – A woman got out of a car unhurt before an engine fire destroyed the vehicle Thursday, a Harvard fire official said. Harvard Fire P ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:47 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Thunderstorms could continue Tuesday in McHenry County

McHenry County residents shouldn't expect to dry off Tuesday, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.Isolated to widely ...
Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:32 am

First students back to school: McHenry East High School seniors start year with sun, selfies

McHENRY – A group of McHenry East High School seniors gathered on the edge of the Fox River for a selfie with the sun.The bright sphere was ...
Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Alderman: Harvard building 'positive momentum' with parks plan

HARVARD – A dog park, a recreation center and new walkways are all ideas that have been tossed around to improve Harvard’s parks, said Mike ...
Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Harvard house fire displaces residents; fire official estimates $100K in damages

HARVARD – A fire that tore through the attic of a Harvard home early Thursday left the home uninhabitable, fire officials said.One of two re ...
Aug. 13, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Back to school supplies hitting McHenry County parents' wallets

HARVARD – As students march back to school, some parents see their money marching off with them.For Rachel Garcia, the back-to-school season ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 12:14 am

Harvard police reports for Aug. 6, 2015

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Harvard fire destroys pickup truck

HARVARD – An engine problem is likely to blame for a fire that engulfed a truck Tuesday afternoon, Harvard fire officials said.Harvard Fire ...
Aug. 5, 2015 - 9:51 am

Harvard High School to implement use of Chromebooks for students at home

HARVARD – Today one textbook can cost $200, which is about the same price of one Chromebook, said John Hollingsworth, assistant principal at ...
July 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train moving again

A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
July 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Capron woman cited after head-on collision on Route 14 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Capron woman who said she dozed off behind the wheel pushed another car into oncoming traffic on Route 14 on Tuesday, polic ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:17 am

MCCD to explore insect songs in Harvard, watch meteor showers in Marengo

HARVARD – Insect songs, meteor showers and solar power will be explored at three upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs. All ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:37 am

Capron man cited after crashing into Chemung porch

CHEMUNG – A 54-year-old man had a suspended license when he crashed a pickup truck into the porch of a Chemung home early Sunday, police sai ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Salvation Army packs donated backpacks as school year approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – The smell of the first backpack 16-year-old Makenna Schmitz opened took her back to being about 7 years old.Schmitz, a Prairi ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:46 am

Harvard rollover crash Monday sends driver to the hospital

HARVARD – A man from unincorporated Harvard rolled his vehicle Monday after trying to avoid a deer near the state border, fire officials sai ...
July 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Roof of former Camp Algonquin recreation hall to be replaced

WOODSTOCK – Plans are moving ahead to salvage the former Camp Algonquin recreation hall despite concerns that the recently approved master p ...
July 21, 2015 - 12:18 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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McHenry County parents join trend helping millennials buy first homes

HARVARD – Alex Hathaway will start at McHenry County College this fall with the idea of going into sports management or business – but he’s ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:10 am

MCC to offer free English language, GED, other classes in Harvard

CRYSTAL LAKE – English language, GED and other classes will be offered in Harvard. McHenry County College will have a free preview session a ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:44 am

PHOTOS: Harvard high school football at work this summer

Our best photos by Sarah Nader from Harvard High School football practice ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:31 pm

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